South Miami

Farmers market fills South Miami with local and organic fruits, vegetables and artisanal foods

Claire Tomlin’s The Market Company was drawing some 2,000 people to her Farmers’ Market at Pinecrest Gardens on Sundays. But when the Pinecrest Village Council voted to raise the monthly fee paid to the municipality and sought bids from new companies, Tomlin left after her contract expired on Nov. 1. She has found two new homes for her growing green-market empire, which also includes markets in Key Biscayne, Miami Beach and downtown Miami.

The newest market opened in South Miami in early November. The South Miami Farmers Market runs on the shaded grounds of the library and City Hall at 6130 Sunset Dr. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Several vendors who sell local and organic fruits and vegetables, pastas and pastries, have opted to migrate over from Pinecrest. A competing market continues at Pinecrest Gardens.

In early December, Tomlin hopes to open a similar market on the grounds of Fairchild Botanic Tropical Garden in Coral Gables on Saturdays.

Both markets are to be held year-round.

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